Kirstin Adkison, Growth & Change Associate

"Health is a human right and we need effective leaders to challenge systemic obstacles to health equity. I am honored to be part of a community that is thoughtful and intentional in how we create this leadership and leverage it for successful change."

Kirstin completed a Human Rights MA at Kingston University in London. Her studies focused on the role that NGOs play in challenging current rhetoric and paradigms in order to expand rights protection. As such, she is excited to help GHC build the global health equity movement. Kirstin has previously worked with Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City and held internships with Human Rights Watch, WaterAid UK, and Minority Rights Group International. She earned her B.A. in International Political Economy with an minor in Humanitarian Affairs from Fordham University in the Bronx.